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Turkish warplanes strike convoy entering Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin region



Turkey said convoy carried fighters and arms, whilst Kurdish forces said
it carried civilians, medicine and food.…
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Arkells head to Olympics thanks to a tweet



Thanks to the power of the internet, Hamilton rock band Arkells went to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang this week. The band will perform for Canadian athletes, after a tweet from the band caught the attention of Air Canada and the Canadian Olympic Team. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4541212 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX
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US Tightens North Korea Shipping Sanctions



Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announces that the Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses with sanctions in a bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

FL Gov Proposes Gun Sale Ban to Anyone Under 21



Florida's governor is proposing a three-point plan to prevent gun violence that includes banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21 in the wake of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Tina Fontaine honoured at Winnipeg march



Hundreds of people took part in a march today in Winnipeg to honour homicide victim Tina Fontaine, a day after Raymond Cormier was found not guilty of killing the 15-year-old. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4548692 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX
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Pyeongchang: Russian bobsledder tests positive for banned substance



Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug, the Russian bobsleigh federation said in a statement on Friday.…
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One of the world’s oldest Erasmus students heads to Italy for semester



80 year old Miguel Castillo had a heart attack at the age of 75, prompting him to rethink how he wanted to spend the remainder of his days.…
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Airbnb branches out into luxury market



The home-booking site is seeking to attract wealthier travellers looking for luxury accommodation…
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🇺🇸 Guns in America: Is this a watershed moment? | Inside Story



'Never again' is the chant of teenagers and young people across the US as they make their voices heard on the streets, and on social media, demanding stricter gun laws. It follows the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Most of those leading the calls for change weren't even born when Congress last approved gun control legislation in 1994. And they're up against the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun lobby, which remains opposed to any new restrictions. But is the mood changing, in a country that has more mass shootings than any other? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Paul Barrett – Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University & author of 'Glock: The Rise of America's Gun'. Richard Feldman – Former Regional Political Director at the National Rifle Association (NRA). Scott Lucas – Professor of American Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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Ed Sheeran – as you’ve never seen him before



Filmmaker Murray Cummings talks about making documentary "Songwriter," which follows his cousin Ed Sheeran during the writing of Sheeran's multi-million selling album, "Divide." (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Trump Says He was Pressured Not to Move Embassy



President Donald Trump says moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is "the right thing to do." (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Trump Doubles Down on Call for Armed Teachers



President Donald Trump said Friday if teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida had been able to carry concealed weapons, they "would have shot the hell out of (the gunman) before he knew what happened." (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Berlin Film Festival: what happens to refugees’ hopes?



From the war in Syria to the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya, the past year has been dominated by news of refugees. This year, the directors showing at the Berlin Film Festival are exploring how hopes of a new life can quickly sour. Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane has more from Berlin. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Pennsylvania Fire Destroys 25 School Buses



A fire destroyed more than two dozen school buses overnight and forced a Pennsylvania district to cancel classes Friday. The fast-moving blaze happened at a Parkland School district garage in South Whitehall, near Allentown. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Trump: ‘They Will Take Away Your 2nd Amendment’



President Donald Trump is polling an audience of conservative activists on whether they prefer the Second Amendment or the tax cuts he signed into law late last year. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Justin Trudeau defends India visit



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media during his trip to India. To read more: http://cbc.ca/ »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX
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Bruce McArthur faces more murder charges in sixth man’s death



Bruce McArthur is facing an additional charge of first-degree murder in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam. His remains were found in one of the planters seized in connection with the case. To read more: http://cbc.ca/ »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX
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🇨🇫 Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid



The United Nations is appealing to the international community to help with humanitarian efforts in the Central African Republic. The agency says half of the population requires urgent assistance. Fighting between various armed groups plunged the country into civil conflict in 2013, and the violence is spreading fast with many groups involved in the fighting. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from the town of Bria, Central African Republic. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

🇸🇾 Haneen: Exhibition of Syrian children’s longings in war



The Lebanese capital Beirut is hosting an exhibition titled Haneen (or Longing) highlighting the plight of Syrian children. Artists exhibiting here have tried to interpret the poems of young refugees through art. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the challenges and trauma suffered by millions of displaced children, and the long-lasting trauma they have to deal with. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Bruce McArthur investigation update LIVE



Toronto police update the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.
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🇦🇺 Australia to build one of the world’s biggest batteries



An Australian company is turning a lake into one of the world's biggest batteries. The system of lakes, turbines and tunnels will move water around in a way that guarantees electricity is always on tap. Supporters of the scheme are hopeful it will reduce the country's dependence on coal. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Talbingo in Australia's Snowy Mountains. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

🇱🇧 🇮🇱 Lebanon-Israel: Tensions over disputed water



Lebanon has signed some of its first offshore oil and gas exploration agreements. But tension is running high as one of the areas is being disputed by neighbouring Israel. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

🇷🇺 🇺🇸 Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy? | UpFront



In this week's UpFront, we ask 28-year veteran of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, John Sipher, about alleged Russian meddling in US elections, possible Trump collusion, and the CIA's own record of foreign interference. And in the Arena, we debate the political climate within Russia, as questions about democracy and President Vladimir Putin's grip on power resurface ahead of March's presidential election. More from UpFront on: YouTube – http://aje.io/upfrontYT
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Lebanon-Israel: Tensions over disputed water



Lebanon has signed some of its first offshore oil and gas exploration agreements. But tension is running high as one of the areas is being disputed by neighbouring Israel. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Journalism is Not a Crime: The Story of Mahmoud Hussein – Al Jazeera World



In December 2016, Egyptian security forces arrested Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein while on holiday in Cairo. There have been no formal charges against Hussein, an Egyptian national based in Doha, Qatar. He's accused of "incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos". However, article 71 of the Egyptian constitution says that: "no custodial sanction shall be imposed for crimes committed by way of publication or the public nature thereof". Al Jazeera has rejected the allegations against Hussein and has called on Egypt to unconditionally release him. His detention is the latest in a series of arrests by Egyptian authorities of the network's staff there. In May 2016, Ibrahim Helal, former editor-in-chief of Al Jazeera Arabic, was sentenced to death in absentia for purportedly endangering national security. Several other colleagues have also been charged in absentia, such as journalists Sue Turton and Dominic Kane. Egypt also imprisoned Al Jazeera's Abdullah Elshamy, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste on charges of spreading "false news", in a case that was widely condemned by international media outlets and many politicians. All have since been released. Reporters Without Borders ranked Egypt 161 out of 180 in its 2017 press freedom index, a "black list" of countries considered "prisons for journalists".
"According to our statistics in 2016, we noticed there were at least 20 journalists behind bars because of their work," says Alexandra El Khazen from Reporters Without Borders. "They'd find themselves in a group political trial with hundreds of others accused. The accusations against them are political, because of their journalistic work, as if they were activists or terrorists." Wade McMullen, an international lawyer for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group, says that "the state [Egypt] is pretty much employing all the tools that we see repressive regimes around the world employ in order to restrict civic space, all at once. So there is direct intimidation, harassment, arrest of human rights defenders and journalists and activists, torture and mistreatment of those individuals once they are arrested and then detained." The Egyptian media has also played a part in discrediting Mahmoud Hussein. TV channels launched a campaign against a man who was once a colleague, having started his career in Egyptian state media and then worked as chief correspondent for the government-run Nile TV channel. "On TV, they said he was a terrorist and someone who disseminated false news. They said he ran a secret network to spread chaos in the country. They were all baseless accusations," says Aya Hussein. Mahmoud Hussein's current colleagues describe him as a trustworthy, passionate and experienced journalist. Al Jazeera Arabic presenter Mohammad Krichen says, "He did his job objectively. He always maintained balance and professionalism in his reportage."
"Mahmoud's media experience is very rich. He has worked with many TV channels," says Anas Zaki, a lifelong friend of Mahmoud Hussein. "He served as Cairo bureau chief for a couple of Arab TV channels. He travelled dozens of times to several Arab countries, especially Palestine … Mahmoud isn't complicated. He discusses all opinions and is open to all viewpoints. He doesn't anchor his personal relationships in ideology, politics or even religion. He is friends with Islamists, liberals and Nasserites, regardless of ideology." Several agencies have asked the Egyptian government to explain why Mahmoud Hussein has been imprisoned without trial; and, in February 2018, the UN called for his immediate release. "We wrote letters as soon as he was detained to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and to the Egyptian embassy in Brussels because it is close to the IFJ office," explains Philippe Leruth, president of the International Federation of Journalists. "We denounced the fact that he was jailed and asked why precisely our colleague was detained. We received no answer from the Egyptian authorities. We also wrote letters to the United Nations secretary-general, who was Mr Ban Ki Moon by that time, to denounce the fact and the United Nations worry about the press freedom situation in Egypt in general." Mahmoud Hussein remains in Egyptian jail without due process. There have been many expressions of solidarity with Hussein, under the same banner as the campaign to free Abdullah Elshamy, Baher Mohammed, Mohammed Fahmy and Peter Greste: Journalism Is Not A Crime. More from Al Jazeera World on: YouTube – http://aje.io/aljazeeraworldYT
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Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy? – UpFront



In this week's UpFront, we ask 28-year veteran of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, John Sipher, about alleged Russian meddling in US elections, possible Trump collusion, and the CIA's own record of foreign interference. And in the Arena, we debate the political climate within Russia, as questions about democracy and President Vladimir Putin's grip on power resurface ahead of March's presidential election. More from UpFront on: YouTube – http://aje.io/upfrontYT
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Logan Lerman’s ‘really hard’ new role



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Trump: Florida Deputy Did a ‘Poor Job’



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Justin Trudeau in India



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Haneen: Exhibition of Syrian children’s longings in war



The Lebanese capital Beirut is hosting an exhibition titled Haneen (or Longing) highlighting the plight of Syrian children. Artists exhibiting here have tried to interpret the poems of young refugees through art. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the challenges and trauma suffered by millions of displaced children, and the long-lasting trauma they have to deal with. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/